After a mixed Saturday for setting up we were pleasantly surprised to see perfect weather conditions for the event. Changes to the area available to us did mean a different approach to the course lay out, the result being a course using every square metre possible but taking into account the nature of the surface.
Great to see a good number of first time soloists.
Straight out of the box saw class E making the running Mantas Sliogeris in front of Michael Yates, class F were struggling with Paul Prescott (Class B) in sixth.
Course 2 was faster giving a small advantage to Andrew with Mantas staying ahead but class E still held the running, Paul however was still there in his 1275 mini.
Course 3 saw a change of direction with similar times and little change in positions, Paul suffered some reliability issues and dropped back and Jenifer Caldecourt started to give the leaders something to think about.
Course 4 took a few seconds longer but kept the pressure up, Steve Woodings got the hang of his ‘new’ car to catch up in class E but Mantas remained unbeatable all day.
Here then are the final results:
Fastest Overall Mantas Sliogeris
Best on Index Martin Prescott
1st in Class B John Nicholls
1st in Class C Neil Brown
1st in Class D Ian Grant
1st in Class E Michael Yates
1st in Class F Andrew Thompson
2nd in Class B Paul Prescott
2nd in Class C Tim Cartledge
2nd in Class D Richard Corney
2nd in Class E Steve Woodings
2nd in Class F Richard Whittington
3rd in Class B Sam Wright
3rd in Class E Aaron Roffey
Fastest Lady Jenny Caldercourt
Special thanks of course goes to the non-competing marshals who as always stood out in the sunshine to ensure you all had a good, efficiently run day. Calculations of the scores, was ably carried out by Ian & Chriss who gave you all up to the minute scores. Simon May saw to it that all the cars were safe to compete. Helen & Alan kept you moving on the start line with Helen in the background ensuring good/safe organisation
Write up: Keith Pettit & Pete Manning.
Posted by: Geoff Wade.